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Mounted Games

An Introduction to Mounted Games and the Prince Philip Cup

If you’re new to Mounted Games have a quick look below:


The Prince Philip Cup

In the 1950s the Pony Club started Mounted Games competitions and in 1957 Prince Philip started the prestigious Prince Philip Cup competition which today sees the top teams in the Country competing  in the finals at The Horse of The Year Show.

The Prince Philip Cup Competition provides The Pony Club with a team competition requiring courage, determination and all-round riding ability on the part of the team members, and careful and systematic training of their ponies. Its object is to encourage a higher standard of riding throughout The Pony Club and to stimulate among the future generation a greater interest in riding as a sport and as a recreation. The competition was designed for teams of ordinary children on ordinary ponies.

The following is taken from the rule book:

‘As a member of The Pony Club, I stand for the best in sportsmanship as well as in horsemanship. I shall compete for the enjoyment of the game well played and take winning or losing in my stride, remembering that without good manners and good temper, sport loses its cause for being. I shall at all times treat my horse with due consideration’     


The AHBPC Essential Guide to Mounted Games

There is a lot of information that you need to know when competing in Mounted Games. To help newcomers to Mounted Games, we have put together an Essential Guide to Mounted Games within the Atherstone Hunt Branch, which explains how training is run, team selection, the qualifying competitions to get to the Prince Philip Cup final at the Horse of the Year Show and introduces the team trainers and managers.

We also strongly recommend that each parent buys a copy of the Mounted Games rule book, which explains all the rules in Mounted Games including what tack is allowed and each of the games that are used at competitions.  



More Information

For more information on Mounted Games, please contact:

Junior Mounted Games Manager –

Julie Tilley – Mobile: 07951255729 Email:

Junior Mounted Games Team Trainers – 

Cheryl Heritage – Mobile: 07776111085 – Email

Beth Palmer – Mobile: 07505845245 – Email:

Senior Mounted Games Manager

Sarah Ballard – Mobile: 07590209231

Senior Mounted Games Trainers – 

Matt Clingo – Mobile: 07979687851 

Lucinda Weir – Mobile: 07813018394 – Email: